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Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 5-9 November 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the EU position at UN climate talks, protecting endangered cod in the Baltic, limiting airport noise pollution, the car industry and CO2 emissions, the future EU budget 2014-20, the Greek crisis - Green solutions, and the food crisis and the role of agroecology


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 22-23 & 25-26 October 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included the EU budget 2013, the future financing 2014-2020, the rules on data retention, the issue of the single seat of the European Parliament, the EU economic governance, the decision on the Sakharov Prize winner...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 22-23 & 25-26 October 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included the EU budget 2013, the future financing 2014-2020, the rules on data retention, the issue of the single seat of the European Parliament, the EU economic governance, the decision on the Sakharov Prize winner...


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EU budget 2013

MEPs vote against arbitrary cuts and in favour of economy-stimulating budget

The European Parliament today adopted its position on the 2013 EU budget. The Greens welcomed the outcome, which opposes proposals by EU governments in Council to arbitrarily cut the draft budget proposed by the European Commission. Commenting after the vote, Green budgetary spokesperson Helga Trüp...


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European Parliament seat

MEPs push for solution to multi-seat EP operation and for parliament to have a say

MEPs today proposed ending the European Parliament's multi-seat operation in order to deliver savings for the EU budget and for the EP to be given the power to decide on its own place of operation (1). Green MEPs welcomed the vote, which gives a clear political signal to EU governments to stop ignor...


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EU budget - future and own resources

EP red lines for negotiations on future EU budget set out

The European Parliament today adopted an interim report on the EU's multiannual financial framework for 2014-20, setting out the core priorities for the EP ahead of negotiations with EU member states. The Greens welcomed the vote, with Green budgetary spokesperson Helga Trüpel stating: "Today'...


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EU Budget must protect Welsh funding

Press release from Plaid MEP Jill Evans

Plaid MEP Jill Evans has insisted that vital funding for Wales must be protected in crucial decisions being taken this week on the future EU budget.   MEPs meeting in Strasbourg are voting on the EU's budget for 2013 and for the longer term budget in the period 2014 - 2020. The decisions have...


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Single seat for the European Parliament

Time to break the taboo

The long-running question of the European Parliament's multi-seat operation is again brought into focus this week, as the EP packs two Strasbourg plenary sessions into one week. The Greens/EFA group backed this innovative solution to making the EP's operating method less inefficient and wasteful ope...


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EU summit

EU leaders buy more time on banking union but end of year deadline must be final

Commenting on the outcome of today's EU summit, Greens/EFA co-president Dany Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms said: "Yet again, EU leaders have used a summit to buy themselves more time, which means the ECB will be forced once more into the breach to support under-pressure Eurozone sovereigns. &q...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 22 - 25 October 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include the EU budget 2013, the future financing 2014-2020, the rules on data retention, the issue of the single seat of the European Parliament, the EU economic governance, the decision on the Sakharov Prize winner...


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EU budget - future and own resources

MEPs set out red lines ahead of negotiations with member states

The EP's budget committee today adopted its interim report on the EU's multiannual financial framework for 2014-20, which prepares the way for the EU budget process proper. The Greens welcomed the vote, with Green budgetary spokesperson Helga Trüpel stating: "MEPs have today set out their stal...


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